Best Practices Case Study (Transparency and Fairness): Westbank First Nation

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The Westbank First Nation is located in south central British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley. In the mid-1980s, conflicts within the Westbank First Nation council created significant animosity among community members. The outcome was the Hall Inquiry which made recommendations around strengthening governance accountability and certainty of jurisdiction...

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National Centre for First Nations Governance. "Best Practices Case Study (Transparency and Fairness): Westbank First Nation." A Report for the National Centre for First Nations Governance. The National Centre for First Nations Governance. Canada. June 2009. Case Study. (http://fngovernance.org/toolkit/best_practice/westbank_first_nation, accessed January 23, 2013)

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The people of the Westbank First Nation share the history and process taken toward self-governance and how it has transformed their community.